Edit. 17-18 & "Conquering Fear: An Ethiopian Folktale" pgs. That evening, he and his dad went to an annual event at Virginia Tech called “Gobblerfest,” where they interacted with many mascots. The Core Skills Workout comes with every issue and will support your reading program no matter what your scope and sequence. “If the children go outside,” the women said, “the monster will come down from the mountain and eat them. Once upon a time, there lived a boy who was extremely shy and fearful of the world around him, that his family and friends called him “Miobe” – the frightened one. Want to hear this story read aloud? Click here! 2 “Why do you call me that?” the boy asked his grandfather. 0000010112 00000 n All his friends made fun of him and his fearful nature. “It’s like a dragon!” yet another man cried. Subject in the tales show the contrast between trickery and foolishness, problems of poverty and of finding food, mistreatment of animals, relationship between men and women or … 0000006937 00000 n Finally, Miobe decided it was up to him to destroy the monster. Your story can be in the form of a written story, a video, or a graphic novel. Fear takes us … Read the article as a class. 0000031868 00000 n DAY 2 0000002821 00000 n Kyle felt no trepidation at all. “Conquering Fear” is an adaptation of an Ethiopian folktale. So, it outsmarts Leopard. Has fear ever kept you from doing something? 356 47 3. As he climbed, he looked up, but now he saw the monster seemed smaller. He decided he must find a way to overcome his fear. 0000008092 00000 n When is fear helpful and when is it harmful? The folktale is chronological. 2 “Why do you call me that?” the boy asked his grandfather. Miobe held out his hands and showed them the tiny wrinkled toad. Once upon a time in a village in Ethiopia, there lived a boy who was so shy and fearful of the world around him that his family and friends and neighbors called him Miobe: “frightened one.”. It’s the feeling when our hearts pound at the top of a roller coaster or when we jump out of our seats during a scary movie. Harold Kushner, Conquering Fear, 2009 That is exactly what we are currently witnessing in our country after eight- years of fear and silence. Save. “Taming the Fear Monster” explores the science of fear and phobias. ~ Army ~ & ~ Air Force ~ (If a patch) There is an iron … And facing our fears is the only way forward. 12 minutes ago by. But having a phobia is different from simply being afraid of something. 0000029739 00000 n Start studying Revor HN English 11 Final. Sweat would pour down his face. You can read the stories in both English and Amharic. Our family business is Veteran owned and operated. 0000002353 00000 n No one planted crops. You can conclude that a likely purpose of this folktale is to A share wisdom about the nature of fear. Need help organizing your thoughts? This will be noticed in some tales in this collection, which show affinities with the fables of Aesop, the Old Testament, the Thousand And One Nights, tales from North America and European fairy stories. It increases an individual’s opportunity for self-awareness, and the cultivation of love and compassion. AN ETHIOPIAN FOLKTALE 1 . When our fight-or-flight response is activated—whether by a real threat or not—our hearts race, increasing blood flow to our muscles so we can run fast or fight hard. They laughed. Posted: Oct. 22, 20110. And the feelings of terror don’t go away. Getting out of your comfort zone can help you grow. Now Miobe began to see the monster—the smoke and fire, the wrinkled skin, the fiery eyes. Write a poem about something that frightens you. 0000005177 00000 n Then he continued on until at last, he reached the top. The Core Skills Workout is a series of skill-based activities that will help your students "bulk up" in the comprehension skills they need most to become strong, analytical readers. Folktales are generally passed down from one generation to another and often take on the characteristics of the time and place in which they are told. See our Contest Page for details. Conquering Fear. When people with phobias encounter—or in some cases, just think about—the thing they fear, they react severely. Your amygdala tells your body to jump back. 0000004951 00000 n As he came around a bend in the path, he saw the summit before him. Children hid inside, refusing to go to school. Create a story around the theme that conquering fear requires facing it head-on. “I see,” he said, but silently he promised himself he would not be afraid. This complex biological reaction is all part of something known as “fight-or-flight,” which prepares our bodies to respond quickly to danger. After a while, the man put on the head and other costumed characters joined the game. “See him, there,” the man said. 0000003197 00000 n That night, he slept under the wide umbrella of the sky and stared up at the darkness. Miobe shivered and his heart fluttered, but he was determined. We become instantly alert, perhaps breaking into a sweat or jerking away. It has the head of a crocodile. Suddenly, he heard a sound at his feet. We all experience fear from time to time. 0000032253 00000 n They might be unkind to a stranger. Write the following on the board for students to respond to as they enter the classroom: Have you ever imagined that something was going to be really scary and then been surprised when it turned out to not be so scary after all? Fear is a natural human emotion. An ancient culture leaps into the new millennium. Exercise. 0000012994 00000 n This article was originally published in the May 2020 issue. 0000017531 00000 n HW: create vocabulary cards, study grammar quiz Friday. Limit caffeine. Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” What do you think he meant? 0000036098 00000 n Being constrained by a phobia could affect a person’s physical state and the people that surround them, as well as their mental state and daily lifestyle. Synthesis Challenge: "..Fear Monster" / "Conquering Fear" DRAFT. Few left their homes. Some are known to come from specific African tribes, ethnic groups, or African countries, and others have an unknown source and are listed simply as “African proverbs.” A nonfiction article and an Ethiopian folktale explore overcoming fear, Learning Objective: to integrate ideas about fear from a nonfiction article and a folktale and to write an essay analyzing a famous saying about fear. Over time, when nothing bad happens, the feeling of fear around spiders lessens. At the base of the mountain, Miobe looked up and felt a chill. Why is it important to face our fears? 0000014688 00000 n The folktale is … When we detect something that could be a threat, the amygdala, which processes emotion, causes us to react swiftly. 0. %PDF-1.6 %���� “How peculiar,” he said aloud. Write about one of those times. The folktale is set in Ethiopia and references elders. On a quest for bravery, young Miobe must face a terrifying beast. People with phobias often understand that their fears are irrational, yet they feel helpless to stop them. Miobe saw goats, sheep, and cows wandering out at the edge of the village; no one came to milk them or tend to them. Kyle was anxious every step of the way. Haven't signed into your Scholastic account before? “The monster is going to destroy us!” they whispered among themselves as Miobe listened. All was empty and quiet. But avoidance makes phobias worse, says Amit Etkin, a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. Get at least eight hours of sleep, especially the night before an event you’re anxious about, like a big test or a swim meet. Miobe looked behind him. 3 . The creature croaked, and the elder looked up at the crowd and said, “Miobe has brought us the monster. But what happens when it takes over your life? He squinted, shielding his eyes, but the monster’s eyes no longer seemed as fierce, the flames no longer shot from its snout. These are some common ones. Don’t avoid what you’re afraid of. Print; Share; Edit; Delete; Report an issue; Live modes. By the end of the day, though, his fear had dissipated. Our synthesis activity is a great way for students to digest two complex texts through text marking, analysis, and writing. 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